THE RIDE FOR DANIEL IS HERE!
Mark this date in your diary -- Sunday 21 June 2009. Read below on how to be part of this spectacular fund-raising event.
Daniel Morcombe is still missing, feared abducted and murdered. He disappeared on 7 December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus. He was last seen on Nambour-Connection Road under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass, approximately 2km north of the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast.
The disappearance of Daniel was the catalyst for local motorcyclists and clubs to ride together as a united statement against child abuse and raise awareness of the need to keep all children safe from predators and other harm. The Ride for Daniel, supported by Caloundra Tourism, makes the collective statement by the motorcycle community that crimes against children have no place in modern Australia and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is about providing protection, safety and opportunity for our children.
2009 is the fifth Ride for Daniel, a ride that has been increasing in numbers and popularity each year. Organisers are expecting participant numbers to be at least or even larger than last year with thousands of riders and spectators taking part. The Ride for Daniel has the support of the business community, motorcyclists, Queensland Police, Dept of Main Roads and most importantly the ordinary mums and dads that see this day as an important child safety awareness event.
Caloundra Tourism is sponsoring the 50km scenic ride and with the help of the Sunshine Coast Visitor Information Centre has released a range of short break packages. These include accommodation and entry to some major attractions and are valid from 19-21 June 2009. Further information at www.caloundratourism.com.au
Fancy being part of the thousands of bikes roaring through the Sunshine Coast? The 50km ride will leave at 10am (assemble from 7am) from the Big Pineapple carpark heading north past Daniel's Memorial up to the Ginger Factory at Yandina before returning south to finish at one of Queensland's greatest icons, the Ettamogah Pub for an afternoon of camaraderie including a live band and raffle prize draws.
There's also plenty of spectator viewing points around the Sunshine Coast if you'd like to wave a flag and cheer them on.
On Sunday 21 June 2009, all motorcyclists and motorbike enthusiasts are invited to participate in Australia's largest annual motorcycle event, the 'Ride for Daniel' fundraising appeal, being held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. This will be the 5th Ride for Daniel and every year thousands of motorbikes take part. The sight and sound of these riders sent a loud and clear anti-child abuse message.
Daniel Morcombe is missing, feared abducted and murdered. He disappeared on 7 December, 2003 while waiting to catch a bus. He was last seen on Nambour-Connection Road under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass, approximately 2km north of the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast.
The 50km ride leaves at 10am (registration from 7am) from the Big Pineapple carpark heading north past Daniel's Memorial then along Lamington Terrace and Currie Street Nambour, which are excellent viewing points for spectators. From Nambour the ride goes through scenic hinterland terrain to Yandina then returning south to finish at one of Australia's greatest icons, the Ettamogah Pub for an afternoon of camaraderie including a live band and raffle prize draws.
The cost to participate in this extraordinary ride is $10 with a commemorative patch incorporated. The funds raised will be donated to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. The Foundation raises money to educate children regarding their personal safety, to assist victims of crime, to attract funding from State and Federal bodies, to establish and maintain a public donation and bequest fund and to continue the search for Daniel.
Downloadable: "Ride for Daniel" Flyer
Big Pineapple / Ettamogah Pub
21 June 2009
Date Detail: Registration from 7am, ride starts at 10am from the Big Pineapple.
Event Cost: $10 per rider
For further information:
Daniel Morcombe Foundation
0407 645 652
Big Pineapple, Nambour
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